House of Wax

2005

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

88
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 25%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 42%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 104649

Synopsis


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Cast

Chad Michael Murray as Nick Jones
Elisha Cuthbert as Carly Jones
Damon Herriman as Roadkill Driver
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750.37 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
P/S 3 / 67
1.60 GB
1920*1080
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
P/S 7 / 27

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fieldqcmanager 2 / 10

The Deeper Questions

Considered to be Paris Hilton's finest film, House of Wax is an absurd romp in the horror/slasher genre that poses the deeper questions.

Is Paris really attractive? Will she take off her shirt? Do I even want her to?

Watch this movie and you will ponder these questions and many more.

Reviewed by Syo Kennex 8 / 10

Moder Horror Classic

Growing up with the best horror films of this generation, prejudice against older films that are considered modern classics, is something that I find myself with quite a bit. I never really wanted to watch House of Wax, believing it to be just another old cheap scare that I wouldn't really enjoy. However, my soulmate brought it up in a conversation, and I remember seeing it in Blockbuster, years ago, when I was younger, and wanting to watch it then. Maybe that was just because it was a horror film and I was like "lol, I'm a big kid now", but the remembrance of this made me finally sit down and watch it.

Despite the occasional cheap jump scare, this is actually a really well thought out film; with a good plot, and a story line that doesn't end up losing it's substance, I was thoroughly impressed.

First, this started off very cheaply. It was your typical horror film starting, kids camping out in the forest, something going wrong, and a creepy guy in a truck. This all added up to seem to be another film filled with dumb, sex driven teenagers who were going to fall over from the guy with the chainsaw. However, once this actually started past the introduction, this started to get extremely nerve racking. Within moments of them stepping into the actual House of Wax, I had goosebumps all over my arms and creeping down my spine. I was shocked, and I felt the paranoia creeping up on me itself. Despite one or two jump scares, cheap and just there for the shock of being scared, this was all a really good beginning, with much more class than I cared to believe the film had before watching.

As the story began to unravel and become more apparent with more clues as the story progresses, it reveals a story that has obviously had a lot of thought put into it, and really shocked me. Considering this was made 2004-2005, there was so much to this especially with the plot twists and with Vincent. I was truly in awe at just how well done this was, and honestly, I don't think I've ever found a more interesting story line within a horror film that has shocked me this much.

The ending, was a little bit shaky. Although well rounded, with good acting, there was some parts that just really made me cringe, including Carly's weak attempt at psychological profiling with Vincent, but other than that, this was really, really a good end to the film. There was action, but not too much, the girls weren't completely helpless and managed to at least defend themselves for some time, and it was just really well rounded up.

The characters in this were actually really interesting. A lot of characters in horror films are usually just big breasted women, and the big hunky jocks, to pull people in of all varieties. Although this did have that, the characters in House of Wax were well developed, seemed to have real, actual problems going on, and all had a relationship within each other that helped aid the subplot of the story to some degree. Going on from this, all of the actors did extremely well. I was honestly shocked at the acting quality. They all tried really hard for this film, and it's obvious that they worked at it. There was not a single character in this that I had trouble believing was a real person, that I could find among the real world.

Overall, this was really creepy, and a lot scarier than I first thought – although the description makes it sound like a bit of a different film – I believed that the wax figures were alive, but maybe that was just my interpretation of what was written. I don't think I've seen a film from the 2000's that has actually scared me as much as this has, other than Mirrors (2008). I'd say this is definitely a horror film modern classic and it's a film I'm definitely going to rewatch again.

Reviewed by Mike LeMar 4 / 10

Too stupid and typical of a climax

My rating's a 3.5; I gave it the benefit of the doubt. Elisha's fall down the hill and face-first landing into the pit of dead bodies, followed by the bad guy's joke of unscrewing the fake hand off of one of them, was stupid. At the climax, the guy puts an arrow into the bad guy's chest and then the couple just leaves him there to keep looking for an escape plan. Is there bad guy dead? Of course not. They have a point-blank opportunity to do whatever they want to him to ensure his death but walk away, instead, under the assumption he's already dead. Then, the couple's rummaging through the house and gets startled by him suddenly stumbling through the front door and scurry for hiding places. They hide silently the whole time he STUMBLES (not WALKS) to the kitchen and painfully repairs himself. The guy has an arrow sticking out of both his CHEST and ARM for crying out loud and by his demeanor, he's obviously in quite a lot of pain (all busted up), in no shape or even MOOD to fight. I didn't think there was much reason to be scared of him; why wouldn't they just come on out and beat the snot out of him to finish him once and for all?? Especially since it's two on one?

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